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๐Ÿ’ƒ It’s Showtime ๐ŸŽฌ

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It’s showtime again – this time in the Big Apple and in Sin City. The IRFSNY opens Sunday 3/3/19 at the Javits Center, showcasing many of the items that were introduced at NAFEM, as well as comestibles.

The Pizza Show starts on Wednesday 3/6/19 in Vegas, with many of our factories exhibiting (and cooking live there) as well.

As we close in on the quarter’s end, there are deals to be made!  Look for us at the shows for all of the specials available.


Years To Design & Develop. Only 10 Seconds To Change It.

Patent Pending

Food Shield Video Link

Lacor cookware

LACOR was founded in 1949 in the Basque Country of Spain & is the leading European manufacturer of premium quality cookware, kitchenware, and tableware for the restaurant, catering and hospitality industry. ย 

In order to serve the most demanding kitchen operators in the USA, in 2018, LACOR opened a branch in Naperville, IL, increasing US-based inventory levels to 2,000 SKUs.

LACOR offers the broadest and deepest selection of induction friendly cookware and displayware available.ย ย All products can be found in AutoQuotes.


1. The fattest knight at King Arthur’s round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

ย  2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

3. She was only a whiskey maker, but I loved her still.

4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.

5. No matter how much you push the envelope, it’ll still be stationery.

๐Ÿ“น Let’s go to the video ๐Ÿ’ป

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Tech was front & center at the NAFEM show this month. Interconnectivity between various appliance brands and devices was extolled. Robots mixed, poured, cooked and served. Big data was collected, parsed analyzed and acted upon. And video was EVERYWHERE!


Digital Disruption
Rich from Malachy Mechanical talks digital disruption on the NAFEM show floor

Carter Hoffmann
Stunning new tech at Carter-Hoffmann / Doyon / Nu-Vu

Continental REfrig
This is how we make refrigeration, right here in the USA

Sharing Carts
Sharing Carts

These are really terrible food jokes

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๐Ÿ˜ Looking Forward ๐Ÿ‘€

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๐Ÿ˜ Looking Forward ๐Ÿ‘€

2019! Looking forward to a year of opportunities.

Pecinka Ferri heads to the NAFEM show reinvigorated, with a newly enhanced identity. 

Joe Ferri Jr. will immediately be assuming the position of Vice President of Project Sales for the firm in his coming new role as partner.  He has also been elected President of MAFSI Region Three. 

Kevin Dube has been appointed our Office Manager; please congratulate him when you see him either at NAFEM or at the New York Show in March at Javits.

Our (somewhat) recent additions of John Alfano and Amir Kamal have given us much-needed additional coverage. 

We are grateful for the chance to serve all of our constituencies.

Coming soon to a trade show or event near you… 

๐Ÿ˜ Looking Forward ๐Ÿ‘€

GAR Products Introduces:
 GAR 2019 Collection
For More CLICK HERE

๐Ÿ˜ Looking Forward ๐Ÿ‘€

NEW at NAFEM:
Middleby 2019 NAFEM
CLICK HERE for more
Insinger 2019 NAFEM

Groundhog Day the Sequel

๐Ÿ‘€A Final Look Back ๐Ÿ™ˆ

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2018! A final look back at a challenging year. Between rep consolidation, public policies, weather anomalies, health issues, tariffs and other disruptions, the past year was a crucible in which we’ve forged a new stronger identity.

Lessons learned in the last twelve months will serve to buttress us for the road ahead.


๐Ÿ‘€A Final Look Back ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Our Line Card (CLICK for full size .pdf)
2019 PF Line Card



๐Ÿ‘€A Final Look Back ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Have a look back at the last few months with P-F

New Products at NAFEM

NAFEM C-H preview

๐Ÿ‘€A Final Look Back ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Carter-Hoffmann/Doyon/Nu-VU booth 1423 NAFEM

๐Ÿ‘€A Final Look Back ๐Ÿ™ˆ

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โ„โ›„ Florida Dreamin’ โ˜€๐ŸŒด

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2019! The first significant storm of the year came four weeks into winter.

It has folk’s thoughts turning to escape – to points south for a taste of warmer climes.

Many will join the foodservice E&S industry in Orlando in early February for a mid-winter respite from the elements.

Here’s a few more lists of who & what you will encounter on the NAFEM show floor, and well into the new year too.


NEW PRODUCTS at NAFEM:
DispenseRite new in 19
Dispense-Rite booth 508 NAFEM
Server Products new in 19
Server Products booth 412 NAFEM

โ„โ›„ Florida Dreamin’ โ˜€๐ŸŒด

Team Pecinka Ferri circa 2019
Team Pecinka Ferri 2019

๐Ÿ™ˆ Do we need NAFEM? ๐Ÿ™‰

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Do We Really Need A NAFEM Show?

 

Top 10 Reasons Not To Go To The NAFEM Show:

  1. This whole foodservice thing is a fad that wonโ€™t last.
  2. I know everything there is to know about FSE&S.
  3. I canโ€™t abide networking and mingling with the entire power structure of my chosen profession.
  4. There are no flights from my area to Orlando in the winter.
  5. We donโ€™t collect trade-show tzatchkies.
READ the rest here:


NEW PRODUCTS at NAFEM:Globe New Products NAFEM 19


Merry New Year

๐Ÿ”ฎ 2019 Preview ๐Ÿ”œ

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Welcome to 2019!

In just a month from now, the industry will be gathering in sunny Orlando for the NAFEM show.

Are you ready?ย  Do you need to get into trade-show-shape (particularly after the holidays)?

What does 2019 and the bi-annual exhibition portend?

Here are some random New Year’s observations and predictions:

  • A recent spate of M&A activity is a harbinger of things to come affecting all segments of E&S distribution.

 

  • Virtual Kitchens, Ghost Kitchens and Commissaries will be growth vehicles in the coming year.

 

  • “Near” meat will be trending up as Americans adjust to plant-based center-of-plate offerings.

 

  • “Cord-Cutting” hits foodservice: wireless, ventless, and connectionless equipment providing ultimate portability and modularity.

 

  • ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿค–๐Ÿค– Robots-robots-robots! ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿค–๐Ÿค–๐Ÿค–

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KeepWarmDrinkCoffee

ย Cappuccino and Espresso and Tea, Oh My!

Keep your patrons warm this holiday season with our assortment of mugs and saucers, perfect for any occasion. Our selection includes cappuccino, espresso, diner mugs, soup cups, and much more. These versatile mugs and saucers complement both the traditional and modern trends in the tabletop industry.

The Trends:
Consumers purchase an average of 3.8 beverages per week away from home; in terms of coffee, 37% of consumers say they are ordering it more now than they were two years ago.” —2018 Beverage Consumer Trend Report, Technomic

While coffee is clearly trending among millennial and Generation Z consumers, tea is also seeking to reinvent itself among the younger generations. With the taste and experiential associations of coffee and the healthy image of tea, the industry is increasingly using coffee and tea as ingredients and flavors outside the hot drinks and iced tea and coffee subcategories across a wide variety of products as varied as energy bars, yogurt and jam,
Lu Ann Williams, Innova Market Insights

“College students are not just drinking a cup or two at breakfast in the cafeteria. Rather, they are enjoying coffee all dayโ€”and throughout the evening.”
–2017 College and University Report, Technomic

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